Archives for October 2004


I saw Woman, Thou Art Loosed just a couple of hours before seeing Ray, and wow, what a combination. … [Read more...]

"Ray" pretty much guarantees that Jamie Foxx will win an Oscar.

I'm giving Ray a B+.Foxx ... just give him the Oscar now. … [Read more...]

Laws of sequels: Item 231a

Laws of sequels: Item 231aA sequel must introduce the father, or at least a close family relation, of one of the first film's main characters. … [Read more...]

It’s Only Fair

Having encouraged people to tear other Christian-film-reviews to pieces with their editing cutlery, I should put myself on the operating table as well. I do this to emphasize that I'm interested in better writing, not in belittling other review writers. … [Read more...]

My Star Wars Oath

I have never seen a Star Wars movie without knowing the story first.Not once.I read the novelisation before I saw Star Wars on the big screen... at seven years old.I read the classic young-readers' Star Wars "storybooks" ... those large, thin books full of movie photos ... because my family forbade me to see The Empire Strikes Back on the big screen (they were concerned about the violence and the rumor in Christian circles that all of this Force stuff was of the occult), and because … [Read more...]

“Re-Viewing the Passion”

If you are at all interested in the plight of artists seeking to contribute serious religious art in the arena of mainstream art and entertainment, I encourage you to check out this new book of essays on Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ. … [Read more...]

Bono the Preacher

Books and Culture covers Get Up Off Your Knees, the book of sermons based on U2 songs. … [Read more...]

Saturday Night Not-So-Live

I remember when the music on Saturday Night Live was as much an event as the comedy. … [Read more...]

Election Blues

Count me among the crowd of people who wishes they could just go to sleep and wake up long after the election is over. … [Read more...]

“Lost” – I’m hooked. Are you?

Okay, I’m “out-ing” myself as a fan of the new TV series “Lost.” … [Read more...]